Ryan Adams & Friends
Raleigh the Brewery, NC
22. october 1999
source: sbd->sony-d8->zoltrix nightingale->samplitude 24/86->cdwav
Sets I + II: Chip Robinson, Kenny Roby (not included)
Set III - Ryan Adams
01. Born Yesterday
02. Funny How I'm Losing You
03. To Be The One
04. Hey There, Mrs. Lovely
05. Oh My Sweet Valentine
06. Statuettes With Wounds
07. Dancing With The Women At The Bar *
08. My Heart Is Broken *
09. The Battle *
Set IV - Ryan Adams, Chip Robinson & Kenny Roby
10. Helpless *
11. You’re Still On My Mind *
12. Burning Bed *
13. Cold Steel Brace *
14. 16 Days *
Encore - Ryan Adams
* with Caitlin Cary (fiddle; vocals)
from : http://www.jambands.com/nov99/regional/southeast.html
Adams, Robinson, and Roby
10/22/99 - The Brewery - Raleigh, NC
I: This Time, Throwing Rocks at the Moon, Cross the Line, Train to Birmingham, Why You Been Gone So Long?, North Country Fair, Angelita*
II: Book of Time, Didn't Forget to Care, Wrong, The Hangman, Wasn't Me, Ocean**, Another Dead Man**, Now She's Gone**
III: Birthdays, Losing You, To Be the One, Cinnamon and Pears, Petal in a Rainstorm, Lie, Dancing with the Women at the Bar**, My Heart is Broken**, The Battle and the War**
IV: Blue Windows**, Empty Bottle and a Broken Heart**, Cold Steel Brace**, 16 Days**
[Set I w/ Chip Robinson (of the Backsliders)
Set II w/ Kenny Roby (formerly of Six String Drag)
Set III w/ Ryan Adams (of Whiskeytown)
Set IV w/ Robinson, Roby, and Adams
*acoustic, performed in the middle of the audience
**w/ Caitlin Cary (of Whiskeytown)
***acoustic solo by Adams
North Carolina's leading men of Ya'llternative jamming, Ryan Adams, Chip Robinson, and Kenny Roby, assembled a weekend lineup that rivals the best live performances I've seen this year. Held in a small local venue in Raleigh, the gig was touted as 'An Evening w/ Ryan Adams and Friends', and was held with little fanfare or promotion. Still the die hards arrived on Thursday night, and with surprising word-of-mouth response Friday night's performance garnered a substantial crowd.
The show opened with a Chip Robinson (lead man of the Backsliders) solo set, showcasing his trademark growl and vicious guitar licks. A known menace to garden-variety strings, Chip managed a fairly restrained set of low-key songs until 'Angelita' found the tension too much to bear - Robinson hopped off the stage and grabbed the nearest acoustic, pounding the guitar in the middle of the crowd, much to the audience's delight. The house of 100+ gathered around Robinson closer still as he slowed to the song's soft transition, then howled in delight as he ripped back into the song's refrain. At its conclusion, a yank of the broken strings and a nod to the crowd marked the end of the set.
After a 10-minute break, Roby (former lead of 6 String Drag) followed with another solo set, continuing Robinson's impromptu song selection. Another low-key set of intimate songs was the result, a sincere performance that highlighted Roby's sense of humor, a blend of honky-tonk and spur-of-the-moment improvisation. The set's highpoint was found in his duets with Caitlin Cary (of Whiskeytown), a violin and acoustic guitar blend that beautifully staged the vocal talents of each performer.
Finally, Ryan Adams of Whiskeytown took the stage as the evening's headliner, commanding total attention from the audience. Remarkably, with Adams first song he silenced even the typical loudmouth patrons that are always present around the bar. With candles around the dimly lit room, the surroundings created a surreal stage for the songwriter's talent as he introduced his newest material to the audience, at times even reading from his songbook. After these new songs, fellow band member Caitlin Cary again came onstage, performing an old Whiskeytown classic 'Dancing with the Women at the Bar', before taking requests from the audience. The evening concluded in grand style as all four performers, Adams, Robinson, Roby, and Cary all performed a 4 song set comprised of a special request ('Blue Windows') and one song written from each artist. The set ended, each performer left the stage, but the crowd remained - minutes later, Adams returned by himself and ended the evening with a solo, one-song encore, 'Avenues'. A magical ending to a special night...
Collection RyanAdamsBand/Artist Ryan AdamsDate October 22, 1999Venue The BreweryLocation Raleigh, NCSource SBD>D8Lineage DAT>Zoltrix Nightingale>Samplitude 24/96>CDWav>FLAC
January 6, 2014
This combines the big three of the NC alt.country movement. A very special show. Got to see Caitlin perform with the reunited Six String Drag this past weekend. Backsliders are reunited and played last week. I wish like hell Whiskeytown would one day do something again.
Oh, and you've got Cold Steel Brace and Burning Bad swapped.
May 3, 2008
not exit/in but very good
this show is great and a must have, but its not quite as good as the exit/in show with gillian welsh. the quality is good, but again not quite as loud ad the exit/in show. if this had 4 3/4 stars , I would give it that for a rating....def worth th DL
April 8, 2008
This recording is a gem for any RA fan!
January 29, 2008
Awesome early show. It's amazing the consistent quality of his recordings.
June 14, 2007
Download this !!!!!!
Excellent recording of an early Ryan Adams show. His voice is at it's briliant best in this intimate, acoustic show. Good to hear Caitlin Cary duet with him on a couple of tracks.